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Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam) during my first trimester of pregnancy?

Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam)  during my first trimester of pregnancy?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is not safe to take during pregnancy because it can harm the fetus. Xanax (alprazolam) should not be taken while you are breastfeeding either. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Yes: there are several medications and some OTC things that will help you. However, when you are pregnant you really should have everything you take approved by your OB or FP whoever is caring for your pregnancy. Give their office a call. They will have some suggestions for you, or want to see you to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take a bath with essential oils during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it OK to take a bath with essential oils during first trimester of pregnancy?

You may receive: varying input to this question. Essential oils can be quite potent and should always be diluted. I would err on the side of caution by not using any unnecessary chemicals while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antronex during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antronex during first trimester of pregnancy?

Talk to provider: This is a supplement, not an fda regulated substance so much is unknown. It is supposed to come from cow liver fat & rarely some supplements can be contaminated. Yet it may be perfectly safe as a 'natural anti-histamine'. But the point is, in pregnancy always turn to your care provider to keep you & baby safe, not a column. Wise question. ...Read more

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Is the medicine duspataline retard safe to take during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not recommend : Unless he health of the mother would be severely compromised. That is the case according to the package insert for the entire pregnancy, not just the first trimester. Benefits must outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Is flagly safe to take during first trimester pregnancy? I am 6 weeks pregnant.

Is flagly safe to take during first trimester pregnancy? I am 6 weeks pregnant.

No: Flagyl is not safe to take while pregnant. Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Take care! ...Read more

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Is Xanax safe during pregnancy at very low doses? I have been taking Xanax for about 10 years and was on 2mg twice a day when i found out i was pregnant at 8 weeks. Immediately after finding out, my doctor cut me down to .5 mg a day to avoid withrawals. I

Hello. : Hello. First congratulations on your pregnancy. Second, I am really glad that your doctor is tapering you off of xanax (alprazolam). It is fda pregnancy category d. This means it should be avoided during pregnancy. There are other medications that can be used during pregnancy for anxiety that would be much safer. I don't know if use of xanax (alprazolam) has had any impact on your baby. However, by tapering off of it, your can prevent your baby from being born with an addiction with potentional for withdrawal after birth. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I take for heart burn during my first trimester?

What can I take for heart burn during my first trimester?

Several medicines: Both Prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole) are pregnancy category b. My wife had severe heartburn during both her pregnancies and i gave her Prevacid solutabs. I would not recommend Omeprazole because it is pregnancy category c. ...Read more

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I take lexapro 10 mg. I drank 3 beers last night and feel a bad hangover and anxiety. Is it ok to take a low dose generic Xanax (alprazolam) now to help my anxiety?

I take lexapro 10 mg. I drank 3 beers last night and feel a bad hangover and anxiety. Is it ok to take a low dose generic Xanax (alprazolam) now to help my anxiety?

No just wait: Alcohol interacts with the lexapro (escitalopram) and can give this reaction, Just wait for it to wear off rather than adding another medication which can interact with alcohol. It is best not to drink when on any psychiatric medications. ...Read more

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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more